USS Quastinet (AOG-39)

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History
Name: USS Quastinet
Builder: East Coast Shipyard, Inc., Bayonne, New Jersey
Laid down: 2 August 1944
Launched: 24 September 1944
Commissioned: 6 November 1944
Decommissioned: 16 April 1946
Struck: 21 May 1946
Fate: Transferred to Maritime Commission, 9 September 1946
General characteristics
Class and type: Mettawee-class gasoline tanker
Type: Type T1-M-A2 tanker
Displacement:
  • 846 long tons (860 t) light
  • 2,270 long tons (2,306 t) full load
Length: 220 ft 6 in (67.21 m)
Beam: 37 ft (11 m)
Draft: 13 ft 1 in (3.99 m)
Propulsion: Diesel direct drive, single screw, 720 hp (537 kW)
Speed: 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Capacity: 1,228 long tons deadweight (DWT)
Complement: 62
Armament:

USS Quastinet (AOG-39) was a Mettawee-class gasoline tanker acquired by the U.S. Navy for the dangerous task of transporting gasoline to warships in the fleet, and to remote Navy stations.

Quastinet was named by the U.S. Navy after Quastinet, a river in Massachusetts.

Construction[edit]

Quastinet, sponsored by Mrs. E.S. Chappelear, was laid down 2 August 1944 as MC hull 1802 by East Coast Shipyard, Inc., Bayonne, New Jersey. Constructed and converted concurrently, the vessel was launched on 24 September 1944. Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission on 28 October 1944, the ship was commissioned on 6 November 1944, Lt. Lawrence A. Snider in command.

East Coast operations[edit]

Following shakedown, Quastinet reported for duty to Commander, Service Force, Atlantic, 28 January 1945.

Decommissioning[edit]

Following assignment to the 12th Naval District, Quastinet was decommissioned 16 April 1946 and struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 21 May. She was transferred to the Maritime Commission on 9 September 1946.

References[edit]

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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